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Benefits of blood donation

The top 4 benefits of blood donation:

1. You get to save a life…when you donate regularly, it gives you the opportunity to save multiple lives.

2. Burning calories. can lose up to 650 calories per pint of blood donated.

3. Lowers the risk of cancer. A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute followed two groups of men for 4 and a half years. The group that donated a couple of times a year lowered their iron levels and therefore their risk of getting cancer compared to the non-donor group.

4. Maintains heart health. Donating lowers the viscosity of your blood which reduces the friction on your arteries and blood vessels. A study in the American Journal of Epidemiology showed that men who donated blood once a year had an 88 per cent lower risk of heart attack than men who skipped out.

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